In 2007, a friend and fellow teacher-librarian told me about this great new book called Twilight. On her recommendation, I bought it and loved it. I purchased it for my school library collection and raved about it to my colleagues. It spread like a virus in my staff. A group us used to meet at lunch to talk about the book series – in the staff room it was all we’d talk about. Twilight love also spanned generations: A teacher told me about watching one of her students sobbing at her desk after silent reading time. “I thought you already read New Moon,” the teacher said. “I have,” the student replied, “but it’s still so sad when he leaves!”
Diana Maliszewski is a teacher-librarian at the Agnes Macphail Public School in Toronto.